Sideline Picks

Sideline Picks: NFL Week 17

It's the last week of the regular season, meaning this is our last week of standard picks. Next week, we'll each pick a full playoff bracket with an increasing number of points assigned to each round of games. Plus, we'll update our brackets week to week with commentary on the past and upcoming matchups. Get excited!!

But before we get into all that, let's take a look at Week 17.

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Sideline Picks: NFL Week 16

Ravens @ Texans

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
36-24-1
Karma and J.J. Watt are on Houston's side. Who needs a QB?
Madeline
35-25-1
Ravens have too much to play for.
Jackie
32-28-1
The Ravens are a solid December team and need the win.
Makeda
28-32-1
Things I have learned this season: I'm not good at picking games. Therefore, my picks this week are based purely on which team/players I like better. This one goes out to my boy J.J. Love you, boo.
Lauren
22-38-1
Because Papa SumSum said so, that's why.

Chiefs @ Steelers

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
36-24-1
The Steelers have been inconsistent all year. Time for a down week.
Madeline
35-25-1
Why not?
Jackie
32-28-1
The outcome depends on which Steeler team show up. Hopefully it is the good one for their sake.
Makeda
28-32-1
Because I've been loving on them all season and I see no reason to stop now. Also, I love running backs, and Jamaal Charles is what is statistically referred to as "a fucking beast."
Lauren
22-38-1
A Steelers fan did me a solid this week by a) agreeing to watching Friday Night Lights and b) reserving judgment on Tim Riggins until the end, so I'm going to do him a solid back by picking his team.

Falcons @ Saints

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
36-24-1
They'll win to keep teasing me.
Madeline
35-25-1
How is it week 16 and I still have no idea how any of these teams will perform on any given Sunday?
Jackie
32-28-1
These crap teams have a lot to play for. I give it to the home team, but I think the Falcons would be slightly better in the playoffs.
Makeda
28-32-1
Every time I'm in New Orleans, I'm reminded of how awesome the Saints colors are. Do you realize how many options there are for accessorizing with black and gold? I saw a woman my mother's age wearing gold sequined pants. At a football game!! So baller.
Lauren
22-38-1
I just really really want Drew Brees to be happy. Sorry, Allen.

Seahawks @ Cardinals

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
36-24-1
With all due respect to the Cardinals, no way they're winning this one. In answer to my earlier QB question: Arizona does.
Madeline
35-25-1
Sorry Cards, you are on like your 25th QB.
Jackie
32-28-1
I love the Cardinals team, but at some point you have to falter once you have your 18th string Joe Schmoe behind center.
Makeda
28-32-1
I don't need to talk about how much I love Richard Sherman again, do I? I didn't think so. As everyone has pointed out, props to the Cards for making it this far despite starting 37 QBs over 16 weeks. But the L.O.B. is bringing this one home.
Lauren
22-38-1
Fun story (mostly for Keets): On Sunday I'm going to a bottomless mimosa brunch and then watching "the game". It's a very DC thing to do except "the game" is this matchup and involves no burgundy or gold and certainly no racist names. God bless America.

Sideline Picks: NFL Week 15

I know, I've been slacking this week. I missed my recap post, and now I'm posting picks on the day of the games. But they're up before kickoff, which is all that matters. We have some big games this week as we near the end of the regular season. Let's see how we do!

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Sideline Picks: Championship Weekend

ACC: 2 Florida State vs 12 Georgia Tech

Pick Sideline Commentary
Jacqueline
21-15
Now I want to see the best possible playoff and that means FSU needs in. This is so Oregon or Alabama can roll them in a month.
Lauren
19-17
Georgia Tech.
Allen
19-17
Georgia Tech because wishing makes it so.
LaNiece
15-21
No way is Ga. Tech better than FSU but just this once. No, seriously, I am so sick of FSU.

A Big 12 game: Oklahoma St. vs 18 Oklahoma

Pick Sideline Commentary
Jacqueline
21-15
Not sure why I chose to pick this game, but Oklahoma.
Lauren
19-17
I never pick Oklahoma.
Allen
19-17
Oklahoma winner makes the playoff in Division II.
LaNiece
15-21
Does it really matter? Neither team has a snowball chance in hell of making the playoffs.

Big 10: 11 Wisconsin vs 6 Ohio State

Pick Sideline Commentary
Jacqueline
21-15
I dislike Ohio State with fiery vengeance, they may blow it today.
Lauren
19-17
Scony!
Allen
19-17
Ohio State is one injury away from starting Mark Sanchez at QB.
LaNiece
15-21
You know, I'm really not a hater in general but I despise OSU. eww!

SEC: 1 Alabama vs 14 Missouri

Pick Sideline Commentary
Jacqueline
15-21
I am disgusted by Missouri's appearance here. Roll tide!
Lauren
19-17
BAMA
Allen
19-17
Since Missouri is still only half an SEC team (yes, I'm bitter), 'Bama will give us a preview of the ass-kicking they will administer to TCU or North Dakota State or Drexel or whoever the committee decides to give them in the playoff.
LaNiece
13-17
Really, what is this world coming to where MISSOURI wins the SEC east????? Not for long suckas, UF just got a new HC. I smell a National Championship in our future.

Sideline Picks: NFL Week 14

Steelers @ Bengals

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
31-21-1
The Steelers are the weirdest team in the league. I think the good ones will show up this week.
Madeline
28-24-1
Can I really pick a team that lost to the Jets? I guess so...
Jackie
27-25-1
The AFC North cluster. I still dig the Steelers. This is the time of year they have been known to roll and the Bengals roll over.
Makeda
25-27-1
The Steelers are SO WEIRD. I don't trust them.
Lauren
16-36-1
For my dad.

Chiefs @ Cardinals

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
31-21-1
Arizona is 10-1 in its last 11 at home. Quarterback? Who needs one?
Madeline
28-24-1
Cards at home. Plus, I had to do a double take that the Chiefs lost to the Raiders.
Jackie
27-25-1
Cardinals! I am still on this train.
Makeda
25-27-1
Chiefs! I am still on this train.
Lauren
16-36-1
Homer pick.

Seahawks @ Eagles

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
31-21-1
Could be the best game of the week, but to beat Seattle, you DO need a quarterback. Philly can't stop Lynch, and Sanchez is still a fraud.
Madeline
28-24-1
Seattle has turned their ship around.
Jackie
27-25-1
The dirty bird match up. I have taken the title away from the Falcons because they have looked more like penguins lately. Give me the Eagles.
Makeda
25-27-1
I'm taking my boys. Let's do this.
Lauren
16-36-1
I HATE THE EAGLES.

Trash Bowl: Giants @ Titans

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
31-21-1
Can I pick both teams to lose? No? Then Giants, because Odell Beckham makes miracles happen.
Madeline
28-24-1
What a trash bowl this is. Jeez. Ugghhhhh … Giants, I suppose.
Jackie
27-25-1
Can I pick both teams to lose? No? Then Giants, because Odell Beckham makes miracles happen.
Makeda
25-27-1
Jesus H. Christ, these teams are terrible. Giving it to the G-Men because there's no way Fitzy repeats last week's performance.
Lauren
16-36-1
Vince Young is still a legend.

Sideline Picks: College Week 14

16 Georgia Tech @ 8 Georgia

Pick Sideline Commentary
Jacqueline
20-13
Still heartbroken over the Missouri win yesterday. I very meh Go Dawgs from me.
Lauren
17-16
Jackie picked the Boys over the Eagles so I'll scratch her back too and pick her Dawgs
Allen
18-15
I really like Paul Johnson, and the option is cute, but this is grown man football. Hope Tech can keep everyone healthy and kick FSU's ass.
LaNiece
14-19
All of a sudden Georgia gets ranked and we have to pick them every week..ugh! LOST TO FLORIDA!!!!! (it feels so good to say that)

Egg Bowl: 4 Miss. St. @ 18 Ole Miss

Pick Sideline Commentary
Jacqueline
20-13
Dak is still my boy.
Lauren
17-16
I feel like an Ole Miss victory is the only thing that will keep the Manning Thanksgiving from being too awful and no one deserves that on Thanksgiving
Allen
18-15
Ole Miss was a fraud. Mississippi St. is legit.
LaNiece
14-19
This is a tough one especially since I have jumped off the Mississippi bandwagon but I'm gonna go with State. Prescott for Heisman!

Iron Bowl: 15 Auburn @ 2 Alabama

Pick Sideline Commentary
Jacqueline
20-13
This awful college football season will end with Alabama on top. They continue it here.
Lauren
17-16
Because that's what Allen picked and he seems to know what he's talking about
Allen
18-15
There will be no miracles this year for Auburn. Thou shalt not make Saban angry.
LaNiece
14-19
I believe in miracles. I mean just look at my upset.

Upset Special

Pick Sideline Commentary
Jacqueline
102
Penn State over Michigan State, let the Big 10 disaster continue to roll. (15 points)
Lauren
36
Is ASU over UA considered an upset? Let's pretend like it is. (2 points --- loss)
Allen
3
Dawgs on top. Also, Missouri sucks and Arkansas looks feisty lately. (8 points --- loss)
LaNiece
71
Florida over Florida State, obviously! This weekend, we are all Florida Gators … because America needs hope. Oh, and Florida state hates puppies!!!!!!! Check out this PSA: http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sec-football/video-college-football-psa-urgent/ (22 points)